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Columbia Sportswear Company Message Board

  • plgreen1 plgreen1 Jun 28, 2006 12:24 PM Flag

    COLM Financial Statement Questions

    Looking at the 2005 Form 10K raised some major issues.

    Why have ROIC, Sales growth, NP and GP margins (even with the tax rate declining), and NP/Employee and Sales/Total Assets ratios been declining for several years? Why have A/R turndays increased (over 90), while, inconsistently, allowance for bad debt has declined? Does a decrease in raw materials show what management anticipates? Is stock repurchase, which impact EPS numbers, the best use of company funds? Is it unusual to see a relatively large payment of non-audit expense to the auditors?

    These and other questions arose when the numbers were crunched through Historical Analysis v2.3.


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